Tommy Adkisson

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If you asked Tommy Adkisson where to go to have a good time, he’d probably take you on a stroll through his neighborhood.  As part of our ongoing series of reports on San Antonio’s leading mayoral candidates, we took Adkisson up on the offer of a stroll and had a candid conversation about the candidate’s priorities.

(Video by NowCastSA is below)

Shelley Kofler / Texas Public Radio

Two candidates for San Antonio mayor are using social media to create a buzz with videos they say they’re going to put on TV.

Former state representative Mike Villarreal became the first in the race to buy TV time this week.  Former Bexar county commissioner Tommy Adkisson and former state senator Leticia Van de Putte say they’re next.

Buying television time is expensive. Campaign consultants say it costs in the range of $100,000 to buy a week’s worth of significant TV time on San Antonio’s network affiliates and cable.

Shelley Kofler / Texas Public Radio

Mike Villarreal has launched the first TV ads in the race for San Antonio mayor. 

It was an effort that took three days of taping in more than two dozen locations around the city.

On a sidewalk outside his campaign headquarters on South Alamo, Former State Rep. Mike Villarreal takes his position as the director shouts, “Mark it.  And action.”

Shelley Kofler / Texas Public Radio

  With less than three weeks to early voting, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor is increasingly taking aim at the perceived front-runner who’s competing to unseat her in the May 9 election.

Taylor  has joined other mayoral candidates in attacking Former State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for transferring $300,000 from her state campaign accounts to her mayoral war chest, and with delaying a police contract agreement.

Ryan Lloyd / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio mayoral candidate Mike Villarreal is accusing rival Leticia Van de Putte of violating the city’s campaign finance law and says he plans to file a formal ethics complaint with the city.

Her campaign says she's done nothing wrong.